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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to N. Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N1, “Guldoo Hammed” in “Golis” Range, Cole s.n. (K syn.) & Lort Phillips s.n. (K syn.).
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub or shrublet, up to 0.7 m tall, often with leaves crowded in short-shoots, with simple hairs only
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile; blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate, up to 8–30 × 2–3 mm, often convolute, grey-green, apex obtuse or subacute, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence ± lax; bracts early deciduous with the scars forming ± dark bowl-like glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx 5–7 mm long, closed by the lateral lobes pressing together, with a ventral constriction in the tube; upper lobe 2.5–3.5 mm broad, narrowly cuneate at the base; lateral lobes with the posterior margin extended, truncate or slightly arcuate, ± ciliate; lower lobes subulate, separated from the lateral lobes by a very shallow sinus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–11 mm long, white or yellowish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens 4–14 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla; anthers with parallel thecae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets unknown.
Distribution
N1, 2; Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 1500–1650 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Ocimum verticillifolium Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000347074
Cole, E [s.n.], Somalia K000347075 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1895: 224 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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